Frequently Asked Questions
If I need more support, where should I ask questions?
Use one of the channels below to contact the Faust team for support.
GitHub - Faust GitHub documentation and codebase.
Discord - Interactive chat support on Discord.
Where can I find more information about development and future features for the WordPress plugin?
Great question! The development team posts weekly summaries of sprints related to Faust, here.
Why the name “Faust”?
Johann Faust was a German printer and was instrumental in the invention of the printing press, along with his partner Johann Gutenberg. In the same way the printing press democratized the spread of information, the mission of Faust.js is to support and further the vision of WordPress to democratize publishing on the web.
Do I need Atlas in order to use Faust?
Do I need Faust in order to use Atlas?
No, you do not need Faust in order to use Atlas, but we sponsor Faust specifically as it is optimized for WP Engine and Atlas. You can use any Node.js frontend framework to your Atlas deployment.
I am using Atlas to deploy my Faust app, but I am not using a blueprint. How do I manually set my environment variables?
After obtaining your secret Faust key (described in our Getting Started Guide), go to your Atlas portal.
Click on your app instance. Then, click on
Manage variables under Atlas environment variables.
In the variables, add your key with the name
FAUST_SECRET_KEY with the alphanumeric generated key from Faust's plugin settings page (learn more about how to obtain the key here).